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FILE PHOTO: Segments of the first border wall in Texas since President Trump took office as seen near Donna, Texas, U.S. December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas/File Photo
Even as the Trump administration was struggling to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, it was ramping up efforts to seize land along U.S. southern border to build a wall and fulfill a major campaign promise, a Reuters review of federal court records shows.
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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask walks past an estate agent in Guangzhou's Sanyuanli area, as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the country, in Guangdong province, China April 13, 2020. REUTERS/David Kirton
As residents of China's Wuhan began leaving for the first time last week, a Reuters analysis of official statements, data and residents' accounts reveals how the coronavirus took hold and spread to more than 25 areas of the country before a Jan. 23 lockdown of the city.
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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the  World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the spotlight as it champions the global fight against the new coronavirus but faces a funding freeze from U.S. President Donald Trump's government.
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FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wearing a full protective suit and a mask looks at people working during a visit at El Corte Ingles retail store sewing workshop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 15, 2020. Moncloa Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Spain on Thursday reported a rise in its national toll of deaths from the coronavirus in the past day, but figures from the region of Catalonia indicated the real total so far could be several thousand more.
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FILE PHOTO: Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa attends a briefing for World Health Assembly (WHA) delegates on the Ebola outbreak response in Democratic Republic of the Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2018.  REUTERS/Denis Balibous
Coronavirus cases in Africa could shoot up from thousands now to 10 million within three to six months according to very provisional modelling, a regional World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday.
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An ambulance passes a banner thanking the NHS in Kensington, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
The United Kingdom's novel coronavirus outbreak is starting to peak but it is too early to lift the lockdown because the virus would "run rampant" if the government eased social distancing measures, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.
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FILE PHOTO: Couples enjoy a view of Seoul while practicing social distancing, behind an observation deck which has been cordoned off as part of efforts to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), atop Mt. Namsan in Seoul, South Korea, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
South Korean health officials are investigating several possible explanations for a small but growing number of recovered coronavirus patients who later test positive for the virus again.
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FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe adjusts his face mask as he arrives to speak to the media on Japan's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country on Thursday and said the government was considering cash payouts for all in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak and cushion the economic downturn.
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Rohingya refugees who were rescued by Bangladesh Coast Guard, sit on the shore in Teknaf, subdistrict of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 15, 2020. Picture taken April 15, 2020. Abdul Aziz/Handout via REUTERS
At least 32 ethnic Rohingya died on a ship that drifted for weeks after it failed to reach Malaysia, Bangladesh coast guard officials said on Thursday, following the rescue of 396 starving survivors.
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FILE PHOTO: Staff members of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) watch large screens to monitor the movement of people on the roads, inside a "war room" focused on halting the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo
In an air-conditioned government building in Mumbai, a dozen officials are glued to a giant screen showing live drone and CCTV footage of crowded slums, the frontline in the city's battle to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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FILE PHOTO: United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, looks on during his visit, in Marib, Yemen March 7, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Owidha
United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths said on Thursday he expects the warring parties to formally adopt "in the immediate future" agreements on a nationwide ceasefire, key economic and humanitarian measures and a resumption of political talks.
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Migrant workers ride back to their dormitories after work, during the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), in Singapore April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Singapore's health ministry confirmed 728 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, a new daily record, taking the total in the city-state to 4,427.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex conducts a video call with parents caring for seriously ill children, supported by WellChild, Leanne Cooper, Craig Hatch, WellChild nurse Rachel Gregory and WellChild CEO Colin Dyer, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in various locations, in this screengrab taken from a YouTube video, April 9, 2020. WellChild/Handout via REUTERS
Prince Harry has paid tribute to the families of children with severe health needs for peservering under the unique stresses of the coronavirus lockdown in Britain, drawing on his own, new experiences of parenthood.
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Britain's Prince William speaks via videolink as he officially opens the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham, built in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), in Birmingham, Britain April 16, 2020. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS
Prince William, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, has opened an emergency COVID-19 hospital built in just eight days in the exhibition centre of Britain's second city, Birmingham.
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FILE PHOTO: Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar speaks at a count centre, during Ireland's national election, in Citywest, near Dublin, Ireland, February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan/File Photo
New measures to help protect residents in Irish nursing homes from the coronavirus are not being implemented fast enough, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said as his acting government faced criticism for the speed of its response.
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A Tajik court on Thursday sentenced a local journalist to a year in prison over a dissertation in which he quoted the works of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, his lawyer said.
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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via video link at his residence outside Moscow, Russia April 15, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would postpone its May 9 celebrations including a huge military parade across Red Square to mark 75 years since the Soviet victory in World War Two because of the deepening coronavirus crisis.
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Peng Jing, 24, and Yao Bin, 28, pose for their wedding photography shoot after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 15, 2020. Picture taken April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
Peng Jing stifles a laugh as she looks into the eyes of her tuxedo-clad fiancee, Yao Bin, who is in turn trying not to step on the long train of her white wedding dress.
World News36 MINUTES AGO
A man wearing a face mask walks on a street following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Suifenhe, a city bordering Russia in China's Heilongjiang province, April 16, 2020.   REUTERS/Huizhong Wu
China reported fewer new coronavirus cases on Thursday that involved travellers arriving from abroad, but said locally transmitted infections rose, with the capital Beijing seeing new local cases for the first time in more than three weeks.
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FILE PHOTO: A woman walks on a street, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo/File Photo
Portugal's parliament was expected on Thursday to extend a national lockdown imposed to combat the coronavirus for a further 15 days, while providing a chance to some businesses to reopen if the spread of the disease slows further.
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FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo
Canada's border restrictions with the United States will remain in place "for a significant time" as the two nations fight the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.
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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via video link at his residence outside Moscow, Russia April 15, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS
President Vladimir Putin, citing the deepening coronavirus crisis, said on Thursday Russia would postpone its May 9 celebrations including a huge military parade across Red Square to mark 75 years since the Soviet victory in World War Two.
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An employee at an elderly residence checks a woman for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as part of a series of tests performed among seniors in the country, in Brussels, Belgium, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Belgium has begun testing more than 210,000 residents and staff at nursing homes, which now account for about half of the coronavirus-related deaths in the country.
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Egyptian clown Ahmed Naser, prepares for making an entertainment performance to courage children to put on face masks as a preventive measure amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Darb Al-Ban district at Islamic Cairo, Egypt April 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Wearing white face paint, stripy top and bright red spectacle frames, Ahmed Naser stands in a street in Cairo distributing face masks and health advice to passing children.
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FILE PHOTO: Shehu Isah Daiyanu Dumus, 53, poses for a photo near his home in Lagos, Nigeria April 6, 2020. Picture taken April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
Shehu Isah Daiyanu Dumus has run out of cash and says he only has a few handfuls of cassava flour left to eat.
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Workers of the Team Pankaj aid group carry boxes with food donations to be distributed for people in need in the capital's poorest neighbourhoods, in the Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Safari operator Pankaj Shah would normally be showing tourists around the beauty spots of his native Kenya. Instead, he is spearheading a volunteer effort to feed thousands of families left penniless when the new coronavirus devastated the economy.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: The statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is silhouetted in front of the Houses of Parliament in London January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo
Lawmakers will quiz ministers via videolink next week as part of moves to make Britain's centuries-old House of Commons a "hybrid" parliament to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
World NewsAN HOUR AGO
FILE PHOTO: People applaud in front of big screen in Piccadilly Circus during the Clap For Our Carers campaign in support of the NHS, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britons will applaud health workers and carers from their front doors and windows again on Thursday in what has become a weekly moment of social solidarity during the coronavirus lockdown.
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A view shows the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle at the Naval base in Toulon, as around 20 French sailors remain in hospital and 668 have tested positive following a large outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on it, France, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Around 20 French sailors remain in hospital following a large outbreak of the coronavirus in the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle's naval group, a spokesman for the French navy said on Thursday.
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A child is seen following the implementation of stricter social-distancing and self-isolation rules to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Australia will retain curbs on public movement for at least four more weeks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, dashing speculation the sustained low growth in new cases could spur a quicker return to normal.
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A sign is pictured in front of the Swiss Parliament Building (Bundeshaus) during a federal council meeting on the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bern, Switzerland, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Switzerland will start gradually relaxing from April 27 the drastic restrictions it brought in last month to tackle the spread of the new coronavirus, the government said on Thursday.
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A sign reading "forbidden entry for unauthorised persons" marks the entrance of the old Overmaze prison serving as shelter for homeless people as the existing one of the Salvation Army is closed due to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Maastricht, Netherlands, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
In the Dutch city of Maastricht the Salvation Army has converted a former prison into rooms for homeless people who can no longer safely stay at local shelters due to social distancing rules imposed amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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A health worker checks a mans temperature during door to door screening in an attempt to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jika Joe informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
Reported cases of the coronavirus crossed 2.07 million globally and more than 138,400 people have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT on Thursday.

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